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SOS: Figure it Out Together

SOS: Figure it Out Together

Welcome to the Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Figure it Out Together PDF Version  Background Figurative language helps make writing come alive. Students’ capacity to understand and apply figurative language is a key ingredient in language arts instruction and is particularly

STEM Camp Powered Fun at the Boys & Girls Club

This Saturday in Harrisburg was STEM-tastic at the Boys & Girls Club!  Local STARs connected to the DEN VirtCon and helped get students excited about the possibilities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). During Family Fun Day we got our hands-dirty (literally…food coloring doesn’t come off as easy as you might think) and worked

A Teacher’s End of the Year Report Card

  I just finished carrying 46 boxes (and I counted), an assortment of bags, 30-40 posters and other such colorful things that hang well on cinder block walls, a bookcase, a book rack and and a classroom mailbox from the garage to the basement.  So it goes with the end of the year classroom cleanup.

Media Magic at the NYC School Leaders Conference

It was a gorgeous day in the city yesterday for the NYC School Leaders Conference.  So much to learn.  So much to share. Hall Davidson performed some media magic and even used his iPad microscope to check attendees for head lice.  And no one seemed to mind. Karen Beerer challenged attendees to be smarter than

My Community is…

The DEN kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week tonight at Discovery Headquarters with a very special screening with our friends at BYkids of “My Country is Tibet” – a documentary created by Namgyal Wanchuk who was coronated by the Dalai Lama, and recognized as a descended of the Tibetan Dharma Kings. Following the screening, students, teachers, parents

BASA Bootcamp Resources

We had a great day of hands-on fun learning all about the essentials for administrators when it comes to digital media, social media, Common Core resources, productivity tools and more.  A special thanks to Dwight Carter (@Dwight_Carter) for leading a session on how his school uses social tools to connect with students and the community.

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